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It happened on a… October 23

2018

Freddie Mercury bio film “Bohemian Rhapsody” directed by Bryan Singer, starring Rami Malek (Best Actor Academy Awards 2019) premieres in London.

World’s longest sea-crossing bridge, the Hong Kong Macau Zhuhai bridge at 55km, opened by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

2012

“Skyfall”, 23rd James Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem premieres in London.

2001

Apple releases the iPod.

1998

Britney Spears releases her debut single “Baby One More Time”.

1993

Toronto Blue Jays win an 8-6 over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 of the World Series; defending champions take the Series 4-2; first team to win the World Series on Canadian soil.

1962

12 year old Little Stevie Wonder recorded his first single for Motown Records, ‘Thank You For Loving Me All The Way’ backed by the Funk Brothers.

1958

The smurfs first appear in the story “Johan and Pirlouit” by Belgium cartoonist Peyo.

1945

Brooklyn Dodgers announce that Jackie Robinson will play for their farm club, the Montreal Royals; first black baseball player hired by a major league team.

1941

Walt Disney’s animated film “Dumbo” released.

1925

Poet Emile Nelligan interned in l’Hôpital St-Jean-de-Dieu after a breakdown.

1694

American colonial forces, led by Sir William Phipps, fail to seize Quebec.

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